Senate Intel Chairs: ‘No Indication’ That Trump Tower Was Under Surveillance

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March 16, 2017 2:04 p.m.
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The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday that there is “no indication” Trump Tower was secretly surveilled during the presidential election, as President Donald Trump has claimed without evidence.

“Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016,” Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) wrote in a statement.

This reinforces the assessment House Intelligence Committee leaders made Wednesday. Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) and ranking member Adam Schiff (D-CA) agreed there is “no evidence” to support Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the final weeks of the 2016 race.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) have also said there is no indication that this alleged surveillance occurred.

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